JOB HUMOUR: How to get away with doing nothing at work

CAE Use of English Part 3: WORD FORMATION EXERCISE 2

Use the word in capitals to form a word that best fits each gap, then press "Check" to check your answers.
Avoiding work is fast becoming an art form. Looking busy and achieving nothing takes skill and (0) preparation PREPARE. So if you've ever been caught out by your boss, here's an (1) FAIL way to make sure it doesn't happen again. The secret to spending time doing nothing, is to be able to lie with (2) CONVINCE and the kind of (3) ENTHUSE that suggests that nothing would give you more (4) PLEASE than to explain what you are doing in the utmost detail. Now, this is the clever bit. Be sure that your explanation is completely (5) COMPREHEND by using as much technical jargon as you can until your questioner runs off in either boredom or total (6) CONFUSE. You need to have in your mind an (7) END list of jobs that just have to be done today, but of course, in reality, don't actually exist. Then, if you think that your boss is getting (8) SUSPECT, change your activity to another equally time-wasting one.